Goals for today’s workshop: Start a functional website that you can later perfect and present to parents at open house. Download and practice using the iPad app Screenchomp to create ‘how to’ videos for your students and parents. Learn how to create and use QR codes using the website www.snapvu.comwww.snapvu.com Share ways that the videos, QR, codes and classroom website could be used to benefit your students and their families.
Learning Intention To make a meaningful connection to our parents and students outside of the classroom. Click for website
Step #1: Formatting your website 1. Go to www.weebly.com and sign up for free using your school email account.www.weebly.com 2. Select the FREE account option. 3. Select SITE as the focus of your site. 4. Select a theme (mine has a wood background because Forrest Elementary is “the place to grow”) 5. Name your site (use a subdomain of weebly - free) Choose a name that is easy for parents and students to remember. Mine is forrestmath.
www.weebly.com ProsMany layouts Has a mobile option for Smart phones Basic statistical tracking is FREE Quick, easy formatting Straightforward ConsCreativity is restricted Unable to create hyperlinks within images If you feel adventurous, try these other web options: www.wix.comwww.wix.com more creative freedom www.blogspot.comwww.blogspot.com blog format
Create a Dropbox Account www.dropbox.com Sign up using your HCS email account
Step #2 – Creating a VideoVideo 1. Screenchomp 2. Link Dropbox to the Screenchomp app 3. Choose a background for your video (document, image, blank) 4. Create your video by speaking and writing as you might on your Promethean board. Once you’re finished hit the stop square. 5. Name your video something distinctive. 6. Share! *To change a Word document to a PDF document choose ‘save as’ and then select PDF from your laptop*
Step #3 – Adding a Video 1. Share the video with yourself but sending the link to your email account. 2. Create a button on your webpage where you can link the website. 3. Copy the web address (highlight the address and then hit command C – to copy) of your video once you’ve opened it through your email. 4. Link the button by adding the web address (command V – to paste).
Step #4 – Connect with QR snap.vu 1. Create an account at snap.vu 2. Choose ‘New Web Code’ – paste the web address of your video into the section titled ‘Website URL’ and then name it so that you know what it is.
3. Click the link ‘My Codes’ 4. Open the QR image using the JPG option 5. Take a screenshot (command+shift+4) 6. Put into a Word document and resize to fit your need. 7. Print, cut, and tape it to your document before you make copies
Need More Help? If you feel that you would like more assistance and guidance in launching your site, creating videos, and/or creating QR codes, please jot down your questions/comments and email address and I will follow up with you. OR Email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com